Patch Picks: Romantic Spots
Five places to spend your Valentine's Day, whether you're spending it with someone special or not.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we looked around this week for the most romantic spots in Brookline. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below.
Why: If wedding photos are any indication, the most romantic spot in Brookline may be the gazebo overlooking the lagoon at Larz Anderson Park. Though at its best in the spring, the spot is still beautiful—if a bit chilly—when framed by snow and ice. The top of the hill, marked by the ruined columns of the Larz Anderson estate, is also lovely.
Why: Chocolate and love aren’t far from each other in most minds, so we recommend Finale in Coolidge Corner or Serenade Chocolatier in Brookline Village for your after-dinner Valentine’s Day excursion.
Why: What could be more romantic than dinner in front of the fireplace? And if you’re look for a fireside supper in Brookline, there’s no better place to go than the place literally named after it: The Fireplace Restaurant in Washington Square.
Why: If you’re hoping to gaze into your date’s eyes over a candle-lit dinner in a small, dark bistro this Valentine's Day, we’ve got three suggestions: Matt Murphy’s Pub in Brookline Village, The Abbey in Washington Square and The Regal Beagle in Coolidge Corner.
Why: Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating the love we feel today, but also all the embarrassing, awkward and unsure loves we felt years ago. With that in mind, Mortified is bringing a collection of artifacts from better-left-forgotten childhood romances to the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday for the “Doomed Valentines Day Show.” Tickets are $15, and no date is required.